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9 minutes ago, AstroBull21 said:

So a vibe is a s'more?

  
That's Toasty Vibes, the "flaming, anthropomorphic, sunglasses-wearing" mascot that team GM Chris Phillips describes as the "s'more I want to hang out with".

 

Hey, Chris, don't sell Toasty short. He's more than just a sweet treat that's enjoyed by the fire. He's also a cure for the munchies I'm willing to bet you're experiencing right now. I mean, given Colorado's track-record as one of the first two U.S. states to legalize recreational use of cannabis, I'm betting that "toasty vibes" of a another variety played a significant role in the brainstorming that led to this identity being adopted.

"Being an attitude, a feeling, an emotion, that allows us to do a million different things. The possibilities are limitless." - Chris Phillips

Yep. You were definitely stoned when you signed-off on this, Chris.  

Rocky Mountain Vibes Baseball? More like Rocky Mountain Vibes BAKED-ball. 

 

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15 minutes ago, Sodboy13 said:

"It's a name that's totally about weed, but we have to pretend it's not about weed. What else can we blaze up?"

 

BINGO!

I'm willing to bet that team GM Chris Phillips and the front-office team were stoned when they signed off on this. I mean, just listen to Phillips wax lyrical about the reasoning for going with the name.

"Being an attitude, a feeling, an emotion, that allows us to do a million different things. The possibilities are limitless."

Cue the Grateful Dead on the PA system and break-out the tie-dyed team jerseys. "Rocky Mountain Vibes BAKED-ball... it's a trip, man!"

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Gonna assume nobody thought to sanity-check the heavy usage of outdoor activity-related fire in iconography for a place that is less than a decade removed from multiple devastating wildfires and at a time when massive devastating wildfires are in the news.

 

I figure that type of research is boring for Brandiose's crew of morons.

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18 minutes ago, Wings said:

Glad the Hillsboro Hops were designed by another firm or I might be watching the Hillsboro Hipster Sasquatch instead. 

I mean technically the Eugene Emeralds are a Brandiose design, and they have in fact, worn hipster PDX uniforms!

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On ‎11‎/‎16‎/‎2018 at 4:54 PM, mike1990 said:

 

 

Louisville and Nashville are, believe it or not, in different leagues. Louisville is in the International League, Nashville is in the Pacific Coast League, for some reason. So they aren't really rivals, they never play each other.

 

Thought I'd point that out. 

Oh... that must have slipped my mind. I thought Triple-A and ended up confusing that with Pacific Coast/International. My bad.

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7 hours ago, rams80 said:

Gonna assume nobody thought to sanity-check the heavy usage of outdoor activity-related fire in iconography for a place that is less than a decade removed from multiple devastating wildfires and at a time when massive devastating wildfires are in the news.

 

I figure that type of research is boring for Brandlose's crew of morons.

Fix'd.

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19 hours ago, rams80 said:

Gonna assume nobody thought to sanity-check the heavy usage of outdoor activity-related fire in iconography for a place that is less than a decade removed from multiple devastating wildfires and at a time when massive devastating wildfires are in the news.

 

Agreed. Not only that, but massive wildfires are projected to increase in frequency and severity going forward. While California gets a lot of attention due to the number of people effected by fires, the entire west experiences frequent (and devastating) wildfires. It's worth noting that we've already seen one sports brand emerge from this new wildfire reality: the Arizona Hot Shots of the AAF, and it would not surprise me to see more going forward (Smokejumpers anyone?). 

 

However, I would argue that the days of fire-related brands (especially relating to wild fires), being "safe" is probably coming to an end. Then again, we've managed to have Hurricanes and Quakes at various levels of sports without incident, so it's possible this will blow over as well. 

 

 

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32 minutes ago, Thaumatrope said:

 

Agreed. Not only that, but massive wildfires are projected to increase in frequency and severity going forward. While California gets a lot of attention due to the number of people effected by fires, the entire west experiences frequent (and devastating) wildfires. It's worth noting that we've already seen one sports brand emerge from this new wildfire reality: the Arizona Hot Shots of the AAF, and it would not surprise me to see more going forward (Smokejumpers anyone?). 

 

However, I would argue that the days of fire-related brands (especially relating to wild fires), being "safe" is probably coming to an end. Then again, we've managed to have Hurricanes and Quakes at various levels of sports without incident, so it's possible this will blow over as well. 

 

 

 

Not to mention Fire (Chicago, MSL), Avalanche (Colorado, NHL), Tornadoes (Worcester, former independent minor league baseball Can-Am League), Volcanoes (Salem-Keizer, Minor League Baseball), Blizzard (Green Bay, Indoor Football League), Cyclones (Iowa State, NCAA), etc.

 

(I'm not counting names like Storm, Thunder and Lightning, as they don't necessarily attain the same threat level as the aforementioned forces of nature and other disasters.)

 

This might make a good thread of its own. Anybody have others to add?

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